Last Day in Hoi-an : The My Son Ruins

My Son pronounced Me Sun is an ancient set of Hindu temple ruins about an hour out of Hoi-an built by the Cham people. It was bombed so heavily during the American War because it was a Viet Cong base that the temples are pretty much rubble. Adding to that is the prior...

Hoi-an Clothes Silver Beach and Bicycles

The first day in Hoi-an we went to a tailor to get measured for clothes. Today was the final fitting and shipment home. Hopefully when we get them home they will look good. I always get buyers remorse, but at 1/3 the cost of back home its too good to pass up. They are...

Hoi-an Red Bridge Cooking Classes

Had a great day yesterday with the cooking class. We did a market tour. Basically they  showed us what was available and what the differences were between our supermarket products and the market produce. It was especially interesting to learn how to spot fresh fish...

A Day in Hue

Pronounced H'way we arrived in Hue at about 8AM. Coming off the overnight train from Hanoi. Train travel 'deluxe class' is ok but although you get sleeper berth the rail lines aren't as straight and level as they are in other countries so you get shaken from side to...

Strangers on a Train – Lao Cai to Hanoi

Boarded the Train at Lao Cai we were in a 4 berth cabin, so far so good. Lisa and I took up 2 berths leaving the other two empty. I made the mistake of not locking the door thinking that only people with the correct ticket would come in. Apparently not. At a stop 4...

At Lao Cai

Waiting for Bus driver to return with train tickets. He has plonked us down outside Viet Emotion Cafe. So I'm having a Bia Lao Cai

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